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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2017, 12:46:41 PM »
Cyril Lafong's  Saxifraga quadrifaria from the Edinburgh Show ..... winning the Bill Mackie Quaich for best Saxifraga




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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2017, 06:10:19 PM »
Saxifraga x fritshiana?

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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #32 on: May 06, 2017, 07:33:52 PM »
I like that one.
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2017, 11:39:40 AM »
My one David? not sure about the name.
Two more
S.primuloides
S. x burnatii

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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2017, 04:48:57 PM »
Saxifraga x engleri 'Carniolica'
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2017, 07:26:33 PM »
Facebook post  from the Saxifraga Society - presume it is not limited to members - doesn't say so!

Saxifrage Society


The Saxifrage Society is planning a trip to Tromso, Norway from 19th to 22nd June 2018. The focus will obviously be on the Arctic Botanic Garden where we are promised some new exciting plants flowering hopefully for the first time but we also hope to visit the local mountains to see some of the wider sub-arctic flora.
Costings are very loose at the moment but air fares from the UK seem to be around 300-400 return. Depending on numbers we may be able to rent a large house (or two) through Airbnb holiday rentals which could offer self catering accommodation for around 40 per night. Hotel accommodation would start at around 70 per night.
If you are interested in joining this trip please contact secretary@saxifraga.org
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2017, 10:39:34 AM »
Saxifraga vayredana: i collected seeds in the Barcelona mountains in 2011, they germinated during the 2012's winter.
i didn't take care of the seedlings and found them almost burnt in their 6x6 pot. I was able to rescue 1 plant. It's flowering for almost 3 months (yes!) quiet incredible.
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #37 on: July 04, 2017, 02:40:44 PM »
Silver Saxifrages from Waterperry Gardens making a showing at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in association with Hogarth Hostas.
(In the Plant Heritage Section)
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2017, 03:54:57 PM »
My collection of Saxifraga cultivars are just starting, three here from the garden today. Rather gloomy pictures I'm afraid owing to this photographers sad shortage of skill.

Saxifraga forunei 'Gokka'590715-0

S. f. 'Cheap Confections' 590717-1

S. f. 'Shiranami' 590719-2
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2017, 03:56:42 PM »
I don't know what it is about the ground here that those Sax don't like - perhaps it is too acid, even though it is not "very" acid..... ??? ::)
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2017, 04:00:58 PM »
Mine are in a raised bed consisting mainly of smaller Rhododendrons. The soil is mainly composted bark and JI ericaceous. It was your tip for me try them there Maggi
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2017, 04:05:26 PM »
I know! They grow well in similar places for plenty folk!  And recently they're doing nothing here - fear they may have drowned where I had them! 
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #42 on: October 05, 2017, 04:15:01 PM »
I gave up buying them to feed the vine weevils.
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2017, 04:41:36 PM »
Aha! I hadn't thought of that reason for them to go - it is a possibility.
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Re: Saxifraga 2017
« Reply #44 on: October 14, 2017, 08:05:13 PM »
Maggi,
Vine weevils love Sax. fortunei! Whenever I buy a new one, my first priority is to take cuttings, in the hope that the evil weevils don't manage to munch through ALL the plants! Then I try to plant them in various places around the garden, as well as keeping one of each in a pot. Hedging my bets.
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